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Sep 7, 2010 3:05am EDT
this one. censored. it appears where "adult services" used to be. at first glance it seems their virtual red light district disappeared into cyberspace. but after a simple point and click on the site we found adult services still on craigslist, in plain sight, under a different category. casual encounters. craigslist contended all along taking down the adult services section would only drive sex ads to other parts of the site. that's what happened. we found several ads like this one, seeking young beautiful ladies, give us a call, pay to play. this certainly isn't what the group of attorneys general had in mind when they wrote a joint letter to craigslist last month calling for the section to be removed. >> if it does migrate to another part of craigslist, then this will be another battle that we have to fight in this war. >> reporter: last month, this young woman talked to abc's david wright. >> i was sold for sex by the hour at truck stops and cheap motels. >> reporter: she said pimps use craigslist to sell her for sex. >> the "world news" story actually helped because it built
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 6:30pm EDT
the white house to lead us off on this tonight. jake? >> reporter: good evening, diane. that's right. president obama faces a country that is increasingly skeptical of his ability to improve the economy. when air force one touches down in can cleveland, ohio, tomorrow, the president will be arriving in a state that continues to suffer. a borders in cleveland just announced it will close. near cincinnati, comair announced it will cut half its planes over two years, with more layoffs to come. there is anger and frustration here. >> i wish the president would create more jobs here in ohio. >> president obama is doing a terrible job at handling the economy. >> reporter: sentiments held nationally. according to the new abc news a record 57% of the public disapprove of the president's handling of the economy. for the first time, more say the president's policies have made the economy worse than better. hoping to combat that impression, the president in cleveland tomorrow will propose more ways to encourage economic growth. allowing businesses to write off 100% of their new investments in p
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 12:05am EDT
infrastructure. doing so he used unusually blunt language to accuse republicans of hampering his policy. >> if i said the sky was blue, they'd say no. if i said fish live in the sea, they'd say no. >> so tonight we ask you does the president have the political maneuvering room to push a new major spending initiative through or is there just too much political roadwork ahead? tell us what you think at the "nightline" facebook page or abcnews.com. >>> finally, watch our special on the brain and obesity on "seeks of your mind" tomorrow night. that's our report. from all of us, good night, america. >>> on "jimmy kimmel live" -- >> i'm bill di dee williams, now you and your family can relive all the excitement with the mel gibson commemorative rant plate collection including your logic sucks because you are a [ bleep ] mentally deprived idiot. >> call now. >> i had two 30-year-old girlfriends. >> at 15 years old. >> i would have been happy with one 60-year-old girlfriend. >> from the creator of "an inconvenient truth" and shake weights comes a true story about a boy who had a rare disorder. justin
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 4:30am EDT
joining us on this tuesday. i am alison starling. >> i am natasha barrett. first, adam caskey with the forecast. >> a pleasant morning, a little warmer than yesterday. we live in the belfort furniture weather center at 4:30 on this welcome back to work and school. 63 degrees in woodbridge, 65 in rockville and temple hill, 66 in vienna. the dew points are in the '60s. pretty comfortable in terms of humidity levels. temperatures are warmer than yesterday. in the district, 70, mostly sunny today, a few scattered clouds. high temperature near 90 with allied southwest wind. welcome back, lisa baden. >>> thank you. there was no overnight construction because of the long holiday. map and describe things rolling nicely. out of southern maryland, about -- 228 anhd to 28, s21 210 looks nice. traffic moving nicely. looks good on 66 and 95. back to you. >> thank you. >>> the end of the holiday weekend, back-to-school means more buses and cars on the nodes. >> expect the worst, according to aaa. courtney robinson is all 270 in rockville. >> good morning. things are looking pretty good right now, bu
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 12:00pm EDT
likely. images of such an activity could be used by extremists. >> protesters have already filled the streets in afghanistan, some even throwing rocks at u.s. military convoy. national christian organizations have denounced the plan as well. jones is planning to hold the event as scheduled. >>> four columns from the world trade center are being permanently installed today at the entrance of the september 11 museum. the museum is being built next to a memorial. >>> it is a big week for president obama. unveiling plans to revitalize the economy. a new poll shows that he has plenty of ground to make up with voters. that could mean trouble for the president's party. john hendren reports from abc. >> president obama is in campaign mode. >> i think yes we can is more inspiring than no, we can't. >> more americans are saying no to the president. 52% disapprove of the way mr. obama is handling his job overall. more voters say the president has made the economy worse. >> i don't know what's going to happen with the economy. >> voters favor an unnamed republican over an unnamed republican. >> t
ABC
Sep 6, 2010 11:00pm EDT
predicts that tomorrow will be the worst traffic day in months. renee joins us live from falls church to explain why. >> starting tomorrow you will have a lot of people returning to work after labor day holidays. you also have all of the students returning to school. compare that with construction projects restarting throughout the area and it will be busy. aaa has dubbed tomorrow the triple t. >> the worst gridlock in three months. >> several construction projects are getting back under way. drivers will experience lane closures for the next four weeks. >> i want america to have the best infrastructure in the world. >> speaking in milwaukee, the president explained his new plan to create jobs and keep the economy moving. 4,000 miles of railways, 150 miles of runways, and a new air- traffic system to cut down on the leg. a $50 billion plan that the president says can be paid for without increasing the deficit. >> i will keep fighting every single day, every single hour, every single minute, to turn this economy around and put people back to work, renewing the american dream. >> the presi
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 5:00pm EDT
here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ >> you are watching abc7 news at 5:00 p.m. with leon harris, leggmason singh, chief meteorologist doug hill. this is abc7 news at 5:00 p.m. on your side. >> heartbreak for a family well known in their loudoun county town. rex three family members were killed in what was supposed to be a quiet ride home -- >> 3 family members were killed in what was supposed to be a quiet ride all from the country. >> today, the trip was meant to celebrate the 90th birthday of one of the victims killed in the accident on route 55 on front royal. two of those killed were from a well-known small-town hardware store. it is a fixture in the future is now uncertain. >> there is no one in the area that does not know the heart restore, but today the notoriety is based on tragedy. >> sunday, the owners of the hardware store were killed in a car accident as they were driving home from apple picking. >> they will be missed. >> there were seven people in the suv that ran off the road in fr
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 7:00am EDT
-terrain vehicles to attack the fire from the ground. as residents used rakes and shovels for do-it-yourself firefighting. >> it was rolling over the hill here in big plumes. >> reporter: 1,000 homes were threatened. others destroyed. ann and tom got out just in time. but they lost their house. >> we're trying to save our house. i left because it was so close. right by those trees. a wall of fire. it was the most amazing thing i've ever heard. >> it's all gone. >> reporter: even several firefighters working the front lines lost their own houses. mandatory evacuations meant getting cutoff from home. family and pets. >> how am i supposed to get up to my pets? >> reporter: to make matters worse, some people never got word to evacuate. the so-called reverse 911 system designed to warn people to get out wasn't working. >> it did have a technical failure. and was down for approximately two hours. but is back up. and we're using it currently. >> reporter: now, firefighters are hoping for calmer winds today so that those air tankers can take to the skies at day break. they're hoping to keep
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 5:00am EDT
everything comes to haunt us. >> the traffic nightmare will only get worse with many construction projects during again. 295 and across the 11th street bridge across the anacostia river, lanes will be closing beginning this week and lasting months. >> you have to leave early and be patient. what what is going on around us. >> builds some extra time into your commute. most of the construction projects take place overnight. you will not really deal with that. something you probably will deal with its new traffic patterns and street closings. >>> 5 metrobus 9 stations that or closed on the weekend are open again. glenmont, wheaton, silver spring, takoma, and forest glen road closed for station upgrades. they are reopening now. >>> r a our top story on this tuesday, summer vacation is officially over for hundreds of thousands in northern virginia. >> arlington, fairfax, loudoun county, school districts of back in session this morning. classrooms are coping with the effects of big budget cuts. >> pamela brown is live in vienna with more. >> schools across northern virginia will be welc
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 6:00am EDT
have to leave early enough and be patient and watch what is going on around us. >> some of the construction projects mean new traffic patterns, which might mean closings this morning. you might want to build extra time into your commute. courtney robinson reporting for abc 7 news. >>> 5 metrobus 9 stations that are closed labor day weekend are open again. the five were shut down on friday. crews perform safety of grades. the stations will reopen this morning in time for the rush hour. >>> our other top story this morning, summer vacation is officially over for hundreds of thousands of students in northern virginia. >> arlington, fairfax, loudoun county and others back in session this morning. this year, classrooms are hoping the effects of big budget cuts -- are coping with. >> doing more with less in northern virginia because a moment is higher and funding is down across the board compared with the last couple years. in fairfax county, 175 dozen students will flood the school system today. if that is 3200 more students than last year. a reason for the enrollment increase is an
ABC
Sep 6, 2010 11:35pm EDT
sexual offenses a year. tonight we look at one alarming case. >>> she had beautiful freckles. i used to tell her she was kissed by the sun. >> cindy mcgrath lives with a tragedy. this is her first holy communion. made worse by her deep sense. it could have been avoided. >> she broke down and she said mom, i've been raped. i've been raped. >> reporter: her daughter megan wright was a shy pretty freshman here at dominican college, a small catholic school in orangeburg, new york, less than an hour from manhattan. >> it was almost like she would have gone into a fetal position if she could have. >> reporter: she told her mother she believed she was drug and raped by multiple men after attending a party in her dorm in may of 2006. the surveillance video shows a disoriented seemingly impaired megan being led in and out of a room by several different men. some students, some not. the following morning she told her best friend kelly rocco what had happened. >> she just stood there and said i think i was raped last night. >> what did you say? >> i asked her how she felt. she said there was blood
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. [ laughs ] i thought it was over here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ >> with control of the u.s. house, it has taken both parties in the area for a tough day. what is the latest? >> democrats have worked hard to protect the majority and republicans hope to make gains. privately, gop strategists are trumpeted that republicans -- gop strategists are confident that republicans can reclaim the necessary seats in the house. >> a most unique political fund- raiser is taking place tonight at the verizon center. 86 -- >> 86-year-old frank lautenberg is teaming up with a 24-year-old pop star, lady gaga. >> she is controversial, perhaps that is why she has an enormous following. lady gaga fans started showing up early morning -- early in the morning and some we cannot even show on camera. she is being described as the new madonna. like the pauperize the -- like the paparazzi with telephones in their hands, fans started showing up this morning. >> they told me i could not bring my cans in, but the
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